Sam, Player of the Game

Sam Trumm was named player of the game against Apollo last night. Through the wonders of modern technology, I was able to listen to a re-broadcast of the game on the internet this morning (as noted in the previous article, we were otherwise engaged last night). Sam led the Cards in scoring with 20, sister Lauren had 19, and everyone else was nicely balanced between 4 and 9 points. Apollo played a 2-3 zone most of the game, packed way back to defend our inside game. And it worked pretty well because we just aren’t comfortable trying to score from the outside. But as time was winding down, Apollo had to switch to a man-to-man to try close the gap – bad idea, the Cards scored the game’s last 17 points.

The Cards are now 8-0 overall, 6-0 in the conference, with 4 of those conference games road wins. They have two more road games before they come home against Fergus next weekend. The future is looking pretty good as well. The 9th-grade team also won last night, going to 6-0 for season, and Bud Bruzek’s last progeny, “Baby Bruiser” had 12 points. The JV won also and are now 5-2 – Angela Christianson’s sister Amanda (a 9th-grader) had 18 points.

As previously reported, Teddy and Jerry Hockey missed the last hockey game because they were on a snowmobile trip – to Brainerd! I can’t imagine even attempting such a venture. As I recall, they said it’s about a 7-hour trip one-way, overnight up there, and then return back to Alex the next day. Ted said he could have taken 1,000 photos on the trip – driving through beautiful snow-covered evergreens all along the way.

In other news:  Chris Kragenbring reported at the gym this morning that daughter Kalley (No. 10, with mom and sister Quinn (No. 20)) is on crutches.  It took an astute observer, i.e., another hockey mom, to notice that Kalley missed shifts in the 3rd period of the last game.  Her knee is swollen, and the diagnosis is a bad bruise.  She did not go with the team to Detroit Lakes today but hopes to be ready for the Fergus game next week.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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